Many alumni are now advancing their careers far away from Berlin. In August, the MDC visited some of them abroad. This premiere, titled “25 years of the MDC: Research highlights and career pathways,” took place in San Francisco.
Archives for September 2017
After the summer break, the MDC welcomes new scientists in leading positions: Darío Lupíañez is a junior group leader at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) and Philipp Mertins is the new head of the Proteomics Platform of MDC and BIH.
The MDC immunologist Professor Klaus Rajewsky has been awarded honorary membership in the German Society for Immunology (DGfI) in recognition of his outstanding achievements in immune system research. The honor was bestowed on him in Erlangen during the DGfI’s 47th annual meeting.
On Oct. 11-13 this year the MDC is collaborating with the Charité and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in hosting the Second International Symposium on Functional Renal Imaging. Thoralf Niendorf, head of the Experimental Ultrahigh Field MR group at the MDC, explains what is attracting a highly interdisciplinary community to the kidney and to the MDC campus.
Biomedical research has long been way ahead of the textbooks, says Genentech Vice President Vishva Dixit. In his MDC Lecture, the researcher talked about his fascination with cell death and what it means for research into sepsis.
It was a special birthday celebration for a special birthday: 111 years ago, on September 4, Max Delbrück was born in Berlin. The MDC celebrated the birthday at the MDC congress center.
In recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements in kidney research, MDC researcher Prof. Kai Schmidt-Ott has been chosen by the German Society of Nephrology (DGFN) to receive the Dr. Werner Jackstädt Research Award.
In the largest transcriptome study to date, an international research team analysed the RNA of transplanted hearts and discovered a number of new risk factors for dilated cardiomyopathy and other heart conditions which could thus be recognised more easily in future.
The theater production “EinzigArtig” deals with synthetic biology and the creation of new forms of life. It is was produced in cooperation with the MDC, which will be hosting the play on September 26 and October 6.
Experiments increasingly rely on high-performance computing software that plays a crucial role in producing and interpreting data. Differences in software environments can cause problems when those experiments need to be reproduced – so scientists at the MDC in Berlin are helping find a solution.